This weekend I was driving my car, picking up my youngest from a Bar Mitzvah (Mom taxi at your service), and the Rolling Stones came on my radio. To be honest, I’m not all that into the Stones, but I found myself humming along.
The car I’m driving is new. At least it’s new to me. Back in November, when it was time to turn in my lease, I found a 2018 certified used car with low miles that had been a fleet car. Against my oldest son’s advice of “don’t buy a rental car” I bought it. Sorry son.
I love everything about the car, but I have to admit I have not fully mastered all of the features. I chalk this up to old lady + technology. I’m getting there though. It took me way too long to figure out all the Bluetooth functions - it was complicated ok? And there were a bunch of beeps and chimes and blinks that had me searching through the manual. Turns out I have blind spot and lane departure warnings. It also turns out I desperately needed these and never knew it before.
But back to the music…
Because I wasn’t completely sure of where I was going, I’d had my navigation turned on. This added a whole new layer of complication to my technology ineptitude. So when a second Rolling Stones song came on, I really didn’t think twice about it. In fact, it wasn’t until the FOURTH Stones song that I switched over to my audio display and noticed “CD-track 6.”
That’s when two things popped into my head:
1. I don’t own a Rolling Stones CD and
2. This car has a CD player??
And actually I guess there was also a # 3: How did I even turn it on?
Also - to whoever left their CD in the car they rented last year .. sorry!
Now I'm wondering what other treasures I might find hidden in my new-to-me car. Maybe I should check under the seats … and figure out what the rest of the buttons on the dashboard are for. Happy Monday!